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jay bey
6/18/18

The long-rumored Jay-Z/Beyoncé tandem album (as The Carters), Everything Is Love, has been released as a joint Roc Nation/UMG-Parkwood/Sony drop, initially as a Tidal exclusive. The nine-song set hit #1 at iTunes at 9am ET today. Check a video for song "Ape Shit," filmed at the Louvre in Paris, within...


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KeshaDrLukeLadyGaga
6/18/18

The entire music business is speculating about the identity the CEO who, according to Dr. Luke, is now denying he told Kesha that Katy Perry had revealed to him that she was raped...


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v juice wrld
6/18/18

19-year-old Juice WRLD is making serious waves. What made the rapper, now signed to Grade A/Interscope, stand out from a sea of SoundCloud movers and shakers?


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Tickets-in-hand
6/18/18

How do adult-skewing acts fight for chart share in a youth-dominated, streaming-driven market? They leverage their strengths. RCA has proved particularly effective in this sphere with...


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columbia softball
6/18/18

"What is this club? I've never seen any bands here," marvels Columbia boss Ron Perry during the label's 11th Annual Softball tourney (and Ron's first) in Central Park. "It's called the outdoors, Ron," explains EVP/GM Joel Klaiman. "We're going to throw the ball and run around and stuff, and after that there'll be sushi." Later, Ron got some hella rad designer cleats.


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JimmyIovine
6/18/18

Our forthcoming special issue, History of the Music Biz, Vol. 3: The Rainmakers, takes the series into new territory: This time out we profile the top contemporary players, who are making history right now. Leaders like Jimmy Iovine, Marty Bandier, Bob Pittman, Jon Platt and John Branca...


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DetcfR8UEAA6wrD
6/18/18

Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 dominated Father's Day Weekend, debuting at #1 with $180m. The family flick broke records, topping its predecessor, earning the biggest opening weekend for an animated film and bowing with one of the Top 10 openings ever for a movie of any genre.


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chopper gary
6/15/18

"Nervous? Why would I be nervous?" asks sole passenger and Republic VP Top 40 promo Lucas Romeo in response to pilot/promo chief Gary Spangler's query about their prop-plane flight. "I always vomit copiously into a paper bag around this time in the afternoon. Could we listen to something other than the Big Bopper?" Later, Gary expertly piloted the single-engine Cirrus into the overhead bin on Bob Pittman's jet.


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Dave Matthews
6/15/18

RCA’s Dave Matthews Band scores another #1, as Come Tomorrow lands atop the HITS Top 50 with 297k, supercharged by an impressive ticket bundle. Meanwhile, Kanye West and Kid Cudi (aka Kids See Ghosts) scare up...


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1216 JanickBerman Feature Image
6/15/18

In the midst of a torrid hot streak, IGA topper John Janick sat down with Variety’s Shirley Halperin to candidly discuss his frightening ordeal, after doctors discovered a brain tumor last fall. As he revealed, it wasn’t his first brush with the Big C.


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BUNDLE MAGIC
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JANICK OPENS UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER
Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it? (6/15a)
LOUVRE STORY: JAY AND BEY DROP JOINT SET AS THE CARTERS
Meet the Carter family. (6/18a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: WESTWORLD
Yeezy money (6/15a)
AIRHEAD: STREAMING DOWN THE TUBE
Fox News has got nothin' on this rypor. (6/15a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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